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DOODADS EXHIBIT has CLOSED

The Doodads Exhibit at the State Fair has closed. Look for us there again next year! The photos of all sculptures for the 2019 Competition have now been added to this site! Go to THE SHOWS menu and select “7th Competition 2019” to see the winners and all the entries.

Awards Reception Catalog — CLICK HERE for pics of winning sculptures, lists of participants, and more!

Please CLICK HERE for the latest Doodads press release. If you have any questions, please use the “Contact Us” form on this web site.

Doodad Coordinators:
Jack Wyatt, Kathy Durdin, Dana Warner, Dave Heise, Caroll Vick (Director of Education, Arts Council of Hillsborough County), and Erin Saladino (Supervisor, K-12 Art Education, Hillsborough County Public Schools).

LOOK! HERE ARE NEXT YEAR’S (2020) GUIDELINES! 

Click on the image below to open the Guidelines document for download or print!

BE A SPONSOR!

We’re looking for sponsors to help support this exhibition – sign up today! Further down on this page you can see some of the sponsors that made the 2017 competition possible.

  • Presenting – $3000
  • Platinum – $2500
  • Gold – $1000
  • Silver – $500
  • Bronze – $250
  • In Kind – various
  • Warren Ely Award for Outstanding Art Educator – $500
  • Support of Title 1 School Involvement by providing art supplies – $300 per school

COPYRIGHT— Need to know more about copyright and plagiarism? Click on the image to download the Copyright and Plagiarism guide used by the school district.

DOODADS VIDEO on YouTube!

CLICK HERE to view the 18 minute Doodads documentary by Ethan Huggins, highlighting the successes and history of the Doodads competition. This video was featured at the 2015 Doodads Awards Reception and in the Doodads exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center.

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Today is the last day of the physical exhibit of the 7th Annual Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition at the Florida Center at the Florida State Fair. It has been a fabulous event. You can continue to enjoy these fabulous creations of the talented young artists at our website, www.doodadoftampa.org.
Thank you to our host and in kind sponsor -- the Florida State Fair Authority -- we have so loved being at the State Fair.
Thank you so much to our generous sponsors.
• Presenting sponsor – Thomas & LoCicero
• Platinum sponsor – The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation, The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, and Hillsborough County
• Gold Sponsors – Suncoast Federal Credit Union, KDurdin Consulting, and Tampa Printer
• Silver Sponsor – BNY Mellon, Allegro Senior Living, and Las Damas De Arte
• Bronze Sponsor – Interplay Space
• In-Kind Sponsors
o Hillsborough County Public Schools
o Tampa Regional Artists
o Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts
o AAA
o Politicus
We are already looking forward to next year, with the theme "Shoes, a Treat for Your Feet", doodads plastic bags and snack wrappers. Guidelines are available on our website.
Happy creating!
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Congratulations to Emelyn Harvey for her Honorable Mention award winning entry at the 7th Annual Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition, on display now through February 18 at the Florida Center at the Florida State Fair. "The piece is a ‘Chimera’ of some of the most critically endangered animals in the world, many of which serve key roles in the ecosystem they take part in. The animals represented are the Amur Leopard, Javan Rhino, Tiger, Giant Chinese Salamander, Saola, Vaquita, Leatherback Seaturtle, and Spix’s Macaw." ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Savannah Watson for the Honorable Mention award winning entry at the 7th Annual Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition, on display now through February 18 at the Florida Center at the Florida State Fair. "It's not well unknown that the Earth's elephant population is declining especially in Asia's ecosystem. The World Wide Fund for Nature provides sanctum for these beautiful creatures, but that's not enough. My piece is inspired by the great organization(s) that help elephants with their big presence and gentle nature. They`re worth saving!" ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Gleimi Dejesus for the Honorable Mention award winning entry at the 7th Annual Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition, on display now through February 18 at the Florida Center at the Florida State Fair. "I made a turtle that is injured by a straw through it's nose. It's a well-known epidemic now that turtles are affected largely by straws and other plastic in the sea and that's what I wanted to depict with my sculpture. In the process of making the turtle, I used a variety of soda cans and clear tape for the shell, and paper mache maps over the armature for the rest of the sculpture. The whole sculpture is on glass shafts and tilted to make the turtle look like it's swimming." ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Destiny Vargas for her Honorable Mention award winning entry at the 7th Annual Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition, on display now through February 18 at the Florida Center at the Florida State Fair. "The structure contains a depiction of the endangered animal, a Manis Pangolin." ... See MoreSee Less

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Presenting Sponsor in 2019:

Our 2019 Presenting Sponsor is the law firm of Thomas & LoCicero!


Platinum Sponsors:

The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation continues as a Platinum sponsor of the 2019 competition. .

“The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation is pleased to support this program designed to reinforce arts education and challenge students at all grade levels, as well as build the 4 C’s of 21st Century skills, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. The exhibition at the Tampa Bay History Center showcases this creativity to the entire community, ” said Sandy Rief, President, Frank E. Duckwall Foundation.


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In-Kind Sponsors: